Lockport Union-Sun & Journal Online

December 27, 2013

Frank Allen Disinger

Lockport Union-Sun & Journal


Frank Allen Disinger, age 91, passed away on December 26, 2013, just four months after the death of his wife, Marjorie (nee Zimmerman). Born in Lockport on August 27, 1922, he was the son of Howard and Lydia (Blessing). In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by brothers, Donald, William and Harry (Dean); and sisters, Edith, Ruth (Eaton), Eleanor (Mundie) and Rita (Diemert).
Frank is survived by daughters, Donna J. (Timothy) of Lockport, Diane J. (Gary) Braun of Pendleton, Jane A. (George) of Tucson, AZ; and son, David J. (Clara) of Lockport; grandchildren, Christopher (Meredith), Allen, and Scott Kleinhans, Danielle (Jason) Abrams, Chad (Jennifer) and Bradley Braun, Samantha and Megan Disinger; and great-grandchildren; McKenzie, Briella, Addelyn and Eden Braun, and Regan Kleinhans. He also leaves behind many beloved nieces and nephews.
Frank graduated from Lockport Senior High School in 1940, and served in the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre during WWII on the submarine "The Bream". He worked as a Senior Product Designer at Harrison Radiator Division of General Motors for 39 years, and EGW of Buffalo as a design supervisor. He was a lifetime member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church, a charter member of the Lockport Navy Marine Club, a member of Red Jacket Lodge No. 646 F & A.M. where he served as a Master and District Deputy of the NYS Grand Lodge for the Niagara-Orleans district. He was an honorary member of the  Niagara and Tuscan Lodges. He was a member of the John Hodge Lodge of Perfection and the Ismailia Temple A.A.O.N.M.S. Frank was a member of the NYS Horseshoe Pitchers Hall of Fame, honored for his work as a promoter/organizer of the sport. He enjoyed many years of bowling and golfing with colleagues and friends.
Friends may call on Sunday, December 29, 2013 1-5 PM, in Prudden and Kandt Funeral Home, 242 Genesee Street, Lockport, where services will be held on Monday morning at 11 AM. Interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Shriners hospitals, American Red Cross, or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.
Visit www.pruddenandkandt.com for online condolences.

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